Kent Barnett, an assistant professor in the School of Law, says the ideal student is not only professional and prepared but also curious, kind and “always ready to laugh.”
Merryl Alber, professor of marine sciences and director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, focuses her teaching, research and service on coastal ecosystems and how they might change in the future.
Kyle Johnsen, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, says that both his teaching and research are grounded in the idea that social, context-rich, active and hands-on activities are extremely powerful learning vehicles.
The Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory that Regents Professor Andrew Paterson directs addresses dimensions of plant biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, balancing increased food security with expanded bioenergy supplies while mitigating the challenges of a looming worldwide water crisis.…
Elizabeth Howerth, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, says the diversity inherent in the field of pathology ensures that she and her students are never bored.
Professor Bob Fecho joined the College of Education faculty to help pre-service and in-service teachers negotiate the complexities of their profession. He says his ideal students are the ones sitting in his classroom at any given moment.
Elizabeth Andress, professor of foods and nutrition and director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation, shares her knowledge of food processing and safety across the state and nation—as well as in classrooms at UGA.
Akinloye Ojo, associate professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Institute, wants his students to understand that no language, be it spoken in Europe or Africa, is inherently difficult.
Denise Spangler, the Bebe Aderhold Professor in Early Childhood Education and head of the department of mathematics and science education, strives to create a classroom environment that is challenging yet nurturing.
Fazal Khan, associate professor in the School of Law, says his primary goal is to make his students better thinkers and communicators.
Umit Yilmaz, a professor in the College of Environment and Design, and his students blend theory, research and service to improve quality of life in communities in Georgia and around the world.
Maric Boudreau, associate professor and head of the management information systems department in the Terry College of Business, wants her students to understand how data can transform businesses and help promote sustainability.
In his lab, associate professor of chemistry and engineering Jason Locklin creates compounds that convert light to energy, biosensors and a host of other cutting-edge materials. In the classroom, he helps his students understand that discoveries such as these are…
Kamal Gandhi, an associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, says the best part of her job is watching her students grow as scientists and leaders.
Tony Lowe, associate professor in the School of Social Work, helps his students understand the need to be “fearless lifelong learners” and effective social work advocates.
Dee Dee McEwen, director of introductory pharmacy practice experiences in the College of Pharmacy, helps her students learn to think like a pharmacist and emphasizes respect for patients, peers and fellow health care team members.
Benjamin Brainard, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, impresses upon students that responsibility to animals and their owners, to co-workers and to colleagues is a prerequisite to a successful career as a veterinarian.